It wasn’t that long ago that a fan film began stirring about to help bring cult comic book favorite, El Gato Negro, to the mainstream.
The beloved crimefighting luchadore, created by Richard Dominguez, is gaining a lot more traction these days having gotten attention from TV producers for a hopeful series.
Boneta, who will also exec produce via his Three Amigos banner, will debut the character for the first time since Dominguez birthed the comic franchise in 1993. That incarnation explored the trevails of a legendary Mexican wrestler who also applied his skills to thwart crime while Dominguez’s 2004 focused on a Texas social worker’s search for vengeance under his grandfather’s nom de guerre.
I’ve yet to hear back on the fan film in question which I’ve discussed before and I’ll be likely to throw some questions at him in due time, though the proliferation of El Gato Negro couldn’t have come at a better time with Apple TV staking its claim in the so-called “streaming wars”.
Apple TV+ took to the masses on Tuesday announcing its price range along with a roster of current and developing TV dramas and original feature films, including See with Jason Momoa, Dickinson with Halee Steinfeld, and The Banker with Anthony Mackie. The service launches November 1. (THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)